SMART Offering Free rides to Seniors and Youth

SMART is offering free fare for youth and seniors. This new fare structure is a pilot program effective through June 30, 2025, which aims to increase use of public transit for these age groups, fostering environmental sustainability and enhancing mobility in the region.

How it works

Beginning April 1, 2024, youth (ages 0-18) and seniors (ages 65+), may board any SMART train, any day of the week and ride fare free. Youth and seniors are not required to have a Clipper card or to use the SMART eTickets app.Train Conductors will check fares as usual; seniors and youth may be asked for proof of age (State ID, license, or Student ID). If a Clipper Card is used the fare charged will be $0 (zero).